Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[Robert Underwood] Johnson

Transcription

Special

49

Martinez, June 3. 1896

My dear Johnson.

I telegraphed you Monday that I would be with you about June 20 to receive the Harvard baptism you have prepared for me. Heavens, what an honor for a tramp & how it surprises & escites me. You must have done an appalling lot of work to bring this about_
Now more than ever I must sing "my love for Harvard. From the very beginning of my studies it was Harvard men who first hailed & cheered me? Emerson Agasaiz Gray. & now Sargent Eliot & R. U. J. Century even in California the Harvard alumni were the first to honor me. Yes strange to say I would escape this formal honor if I could without hurting my friends & my influence for good. But it seems I can't & so Ill be with you & gladly do what I can to manifest appreciation of this honor ( have had the Grippe & several coughs & colds that require icy exurcions rather than exciting ceremonies, therefore I'm run down & nervous. However I'll face the fine music & look to you to see me through.

Ever Yours

John Muir

Bancroft Library

Location

Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Jun 3

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0180-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0180

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see https://www.pacific.edu/university-libraries/find/holt-atherton-special-collections/fees-and-forms-.html

Owning Institution

The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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